2 thermometers of reactor2 started indicating increasing temperature again

On 1/7/2013, Tepco labelled the 2 thermometers as “broken”. [Link1] These thermometers were indicating the increasing temperature since last December.

From 1/8/2013 to 1/9/2013, the next day when Tepco announced they were broken, those 2 thermometers showed a huge drop of the heat in RPV reactor2. (181.6℃→84.1℃, 73.5℃→69℃)
However again, they have been showing the increasing temperature again.
At the moment of 11:00 on 1/11/2013, it’s 96.5℃ and 75.1℃.
As the reason why they were broken, Tepco explained it was the individuality of reactor2. [Link2]

2 thermometers of reactor2 started indicating increasing temperature againSource



Français :

Les 2 thermomètres du réacteur 2 recommencent à indiquer une augmentation de température

Le 7 janvier 2013, Tepco étiquetait les 2 thermomètres comme “cassés”. [Lien1] Ces thermomètres indiquaient une montée de la température depuis décembre dernier.

Entre le 8 et le 9 janvier 2013, le lendemain du jour où Tepco annonçait qu’ils étaient cassés, ces deux thermomètres indiquaient une grosse baisse de la chaleur dans la RPV2. (181,6℃→84,1℃, 73,5℃→69℃) (RPV= enceinte de confinement primaire)
Mais encore une fois, ils indiquent à nouveau que la température augmente.
Au 11 janvier 2013 à 11:00, ils en sont à 96,5℃ et 75,1℃.
Sur la raison de leur dysfonctionnement, Tepco avait expliqué que c’était “spécifique au réacteur 2”. [Lien2]

Les 2 thermomètres du réacteur 2 recommencent à indiquer une augmentation de températureSource

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


January 2013